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My New Upcoming Publications About COVID-19 and 2G

With your incredibly generous help, my colleague Prof. Amit Shrira from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and I were able to conduct an empirical study looking at how we, 2G, are feeling during these strange and uncertain times that we are living through. I would like to share with you some of the findings which we recently submitted for publication, in… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Tues. Oct. 27 at 2 pm EDT: Ninth Session in First Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The ninth session of the first cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Oct. 27 at 2 pm EDT. The topic this time will be “Midlife as an Opportunity” (for more details, see item #6 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Sun. Oct. 25 at 8 pm EDT: First Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

As we are approaching the completion of the first cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members, the second cycle is about to begin. Two cycles of the same 10 webinars are being offered to provide an opportunity for people to listen to a session if they had to miss it the… READ MORE>>

Reminder: TOMORROW Tues. Oct. 13 at 2 pm EDT: Next Session in 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place TOMORROW Tues. Oct. 13 at 2 pm EDT (see item #5 in the list below). The topic this week will be “The Third Generation (Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors)“.  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership with… READ MORE>>

Roundtable of the APA Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Task Force

The American Psychological Association (APA) Interdisciplinary Covid-19 Task Force was initiated by Charles Figley, a well-known figure in the field of trauma and resilience research. The Task Force is comprised of psychologists and mental health professionals across the USA, as well as from other countries.  The purpose of the task force is to identify vulnerable sub-groups and their psychological needs… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Tues. Sept. 22 at 2 pm EDT: Next Session in 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session is my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Sept. 22 at 2 pm EDT (see item #9 in the list below). The topic this week will be “Art by Second and Third Generation Holocaust Survivors”.  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership with… READ MORE>>

Reminder: TOMORROW (Sun. Sept. 13) at 8 pm EDT: Next Session in 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session is my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Sept. 13 at 8 pm EDT (see item #8 in the list below). The topic this week will be “The Relationships Between Adult Siblings (2Gs) in Holocaust Families”.  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership… READ MORE>>

Reminder: TOMORROW (Now open to the public): Live Webinar on “Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve Present Care”

I am pleased to report that tomorrow’s webinar (see below) has been opened to the public, rather than just mental health professionals. Indeed, over 570 people have already registered, which is great!  If you would like to register to attend, you can find instructions by clicking on the image below. Irit ————————————————————————————————————— My friend’s 90 plus year old mother was… READ MORE>>

A Recent Paper About the Transcendent Power of Human Creativity for Child Survivors

A very recent paper by my colleague Amit Shrira and his colleagues from Bar Ilan university, published in the September issue of the prestigious journal “Trauma Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice, Policy” describes the results of interviews with 30 older visual artists, ranging in age between 72-94, who are all child survivors of the Holocaust.   The interviews aimed to understand… READ MORE>>

Reminder: TOMORROW (Tues. Sept. 1) at 2 pm EDT: Next Session in 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session is my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Sept. 1 at 2 pm EDT (see item #10 in the list below). The topic this week will be “The Legacy: What we want to pass on and what we don’t want to pass on to future generations”. … READ MORE>>

Reminder: TOMORROW (Tues. Aug. 25) at 2 pm EDT: Next Session in 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session is my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Aug. 25 at 2 pm EDT (see item #2 in the list below). The topic this week will be “Intergenerational Transmission”, articulating the processes and mechanisms by which effects related to parental trauma are transmitted to the children. … READ MORE>>

Online Presentation: Diversity, Disgust and Other Risk Factors for Unconscious Bias in Clinical Care of Older Patients

Presentation Date: 08/26/20
Location: Zoom

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On Wednesday August 26, I will be giving an online presentation with my colleague and friend Dr. Jenni Frumer. This online presentation was initially planned as a presentation at the… READ MORE>>

Live Webinar on “Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve Present Care”

Presentation Date: 09/09/20
Location: Zoom

More info

My friend’s 90 plus year old mother was receiving hospice care in one of the only facilities in Jerusalem offering inpatient care of this kind. I went there with her,… READ MORE>>

Reminder: TODAY: Next Session in 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session is my new series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place TODAY at 8 pm EDT (see item #4 in the list below). This webinar series is a partnership between Jewish Federations of North America and the NOW for Holocaust Survivors at MorseLife Health System. The webinars are free… READ MORE>>

Videorecording of My Recent Dialogue with Author Elizabeth Rosner is Now Available

The videorecording of my August 4 conversation with author Elizabeth Rosner (see my previous blog post) is now available on Youtube. You can view the recording through the link provided by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A living Memorial to the Holocaust at this link or by clicking on the image below. Irit Felsen